After us the flood (film, 1933)

After the Flood ( Today we live ) is an American film directed by Howard Hawks , released in 1933 .


The England in 1916 : An American Richard Bogard, bought the mansion as a second home that Diana Boyce Smith has just inherited from his father. The two young people fall in love with each other, but Diana nevertheless agrees to become engaged to Claude Hope, a childhood friend who has loved him for a long time. Ronnie – the brother of Diana – and Claude join then their regiment which fights in France . Diana herself joined the Front as an ambulance and found the three men, Richard having engaged in the meantime. Diana then confesses to her brother the love she has for the American …

Technical sheet

  • Title: After us the flood
  • Original title: Today we live
  • Director: Howard Hawks , Richard Rosson (co-director)
  • Scenario: Edith Fitzgerald , Dwight Taylor and William Faulkner (dialogues) from William Faulkner’s Turn About
  • Production: Howard Hawks
  • Production Company: MGM
  • Music: William Axt , David Snell and Herbert Stothart (uncredited)
  • Photography: Oliver T. Marsh
  • Editing: Edward Curtiss
  • Artistic direction: Cedric Gibbons
  • Costumes: Adrian
  • Sets: Cedric Gibbons
  • Format: Black and White – Sound: Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Genre: Drama
  • Duration: 113 minutes
  • Release date :
    •  United States : (First)
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  • Joan Crawford : Diana Boyce Smith
  • Gary Cooper : Lieutenant Richard Bogart
  • Robert Young : Lieutenant Claude Hope
  • Franchot Tone : Lieutenant Ronnie Boyce Smith
  • Roscoe Karns : Lieutenant McGinnis
  • Louise Closser Hale : Applegate
  • Rollo Lloyd : Major Robert Mosely
  • Hilda Vaughn : Eleanor

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